meringue

Meringue (, mə-RANG; French pronunciation: [məʁɛ̃ɡ]) is a type of dessert or candy, often associated with Italian, Swiss, and French cuisine, traditionally made from whipped egg whites and sugar, and occasionally an acidic ingredient such as lemon, vinegar, or cream of tartar. A binding agent such as salt, corn starch, or gelatin may also be added to the eggs. The key to the formation of a good meringue is the formation of stiff peaks by denaturing the protein ovalbumin (a protein in the egg whites) via mechanical shear. Meringues are often flavoured with vanilla, a small amount of almond, or coconut, although if extracts of these are used and are based on an oil infusion, an excess of fat from the oil may inhibit the egg whites from forming a foam.
They are light, airy and sweet confections. Homemade meringues are often chewy and soft with a crisp exterior, while many commercial meringues are crisp throughout. A uniform crisp texture may be achieved at home by baking at a low temperature (180–200 °F, 82–93 °C) for an extended period of up to two hours.

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  1. flyinglentris

    Recipe Strawberry Coconut Crush and Meringue

    Strawberry Coconut Crush and Meringue: Ingredients: 1) Strawberries, divided - 16 Oz. 2) Coconut milk, divided - 8 Oz. 3) Coconut flakes - 1/8 cup 4) Vanilla yogurt - 1/8 cup 5) Eggs - 2 6) Sugar, fine powdered - 3 tblspns. 7) Rum - 2 tblspns. 8) Ice - 2 cubes Procedure: -- Starting...
  2. Strawberry Coconut Crush Meringue

    Strawberry Coconut Crush Meringue

    Strawberry Coconut Crush Meringue
  3. Hemulen

    Recipe Cranberry-Ramsons Meringue

    Cranberry-Ramsons Meringue 4 meringues | Preparation, baking & drying time 2.5-3 hours Ingredients / Cranberry-ramsons jam 50 ml (23 g/0.21 cup) fresh/frozen cranberries 50 ml (42 g/0.21 cup) gelling sugar/jam sugar (with pectin) 50-60 ml/g (0.21-0.25 cup) water A heaped teaspoon of dried...
  4. Hemulen

    Recipe Almond, Lemon & Meringue Pie

    Almond, Lemon & Meringue Pie Serves 8 | Preparation & cooking time 30-40 min Crust ingredients 400 ml (~140 g) almond flakes 100 ml (~100 g) melted, salted butter (or 50/50 butter and macadamia nut oil + a tiny pinch of salt) 100 ml (~50 g) all purpose flour/plain flour 100 ml (100 g)...
  5. medtran49

    Recipe Key Lime Meringue Pie

    I did a couple of things differently than a lot of recipes. Craig and I are not fond of graham crackers, so I made a vanilla wafer crust and I added zest to the filling. It really added a zing that cut the sweetness of the meringue. I also have written this recipe up with double the filling...
  6. Morning Glory

    Recipe Rhubarb and Pomegranate Eton Mess

    Classically 'Eton Mess' is made with whipped cream, meringue and strawberries but really, you can use any kind of fruit you like. Tangy rhubarb and pomegranate work beautifully with the sweet caramelised marshmallow meringue and the rosewater adds an exotic, aromatic touch. It is, of course...
  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Dairy free Pavlova

    As always I needed a dairy free version of life. This year we decided against having a standard British Christmas cake because it was simply too heavy last year in the exceptionally hot heatwave we had at Christmas. Typically after making that decision, it was some 15C cooler this year...
  8. MrsDangermouse

    Recipe Rhubarb Eton Mess

    This is quick and easy to throw together once you have the first 2 elements prepared. Steps 1 & 2 can can be made the day before (you could even buy ready-made meringues if you wanted to). 1. Rhubarb - Chop the rhubarb up and gently stew it down in little water with a teaspoon or so of vanilla...
  9. Morning Glory

    Recipe Marshmallow Meringue with Strawberries and Kiwi Fruit

    Well...can you believe that in all my 40 odd years of cooking, I've never made meringue before? I thought it was about time. This is a sort of Pavlova, I suppose. It was actually very easy to make. This method produces a crisp meringue which is gooey on the inside. Photographed today in...
  10. niemela23

    Lemon Meringue Madness!

    I have some leftover scratch pie dough from a recent batch of meat pies, & am going to attempt the lemon filling tomorrow for a lemon meringue. I am hoping I don't fail horribly, lol... it's one of my family's favorites, as well as my own. Am wondering if anyone may have any tips, tricks, or...
  11. valedevento

    Lemon and orange meringue pie

    We are going over to a friend's house for dinner and I promised to bring dessert. I have a lot of oranges and lemons and I was thinking of making a lemon meringue pie, but to add orange as well. Has anyone done this before? My friend is gluten intolerant and I am planning to make the base with...
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